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• Farragut High School Rugby Club is competing overseas during its 2008 Spring Break Tour of England. Approximately 30 players and eight chaperones are touring Manchester, Liverpool, and Buxton, England this week while playing three matches against competition from Great Britain. The FHS team is scheduled to visit Edgeley Park for a Guinness Premiership match. The schedule also includes a full days' training with Sales Sharks, a Guinness Premiership team, and a tour of Manchester United Football Club.

• Third annual Senior Doubles Tennis Tournament will be held April 11-13 at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Men, women and mixed doubles formats. Entry forms can be found at local tennis clus and senior recreational areas. Cost is $20 to enter one event, $30 to enter both. Champions and runners-up to receive trophies.

• Covenant Therapy Centers announces expanded free medical service for participants of the 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Runners of the Sunday, March 30 event who discover bothersome aches, pains, blisters, sprains or any other post-race medical concerns are welcome at one of the following post-marathon injury walk-in clinics: 3:30-6:30 p.m., March 31, at Methodist Therapy Center, Oak Ridge; 1-3:30 p.m., April 1, at Fort Sanders Therapy Center, Halls; 3:30-6:30 p.m., April 1, at Parkwest Therapy Center, Fort Sanders West, and 3-6 p.m., April 2, at Fort Loudoun Therapy Center, Lenoir City. Clinics are open to participants in all of the running events, which includes the marathon, half marathon, relay, and 5K. Appointments are not required to see the orthopedic or wound care specialists. Marathon event participants need only to bring a photo ID and bib number to one of the above clinic locations during the specified time. For more information, including maps and directions, call 865-541-4500 or visit http://www.covenanttherapy.com. As for the event, participants may run or walk in a 5K, relay, half marathon or full marathon. More team info available at www.covenant-health.com or www.knoxvillemarathon.com.

• Pat Summitt Golf Tournament benefiting Helen Ross McNabb Center is Monday, April 21, at Cherokee Country Club. Awards will be given each round for the low gross team, low net team, low gross individual, low net individual, closest to the pin and longest drive. Tournament features a select drive format (one best gross ball of foursome and one best net ball of foursome). Player field is limited to 72 players each round. Shotguns begin at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Team registration closes Friday, April 4. For more information contact Emily Ledford at 865-329-9030 or Emily.ledford@mcnabb.org

• Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center will host the second annual Spring Junior Tennis Championship March 28-30, including boys and girls 10-and-under through 18-and-under singles divisions. Play will begin at 4 p.m., Friday, March 28.  Entry forms available at the Fitness Center and area tennis facilities. Entry deadline is Monday, March 24. For more information, call Joey Hall at 865-531-5038. Members and non-members may participate.

• City of Knoxville offers a new co-ed softball league this year for women ages 55 and up and for men 60 and up. This non-competitive league is free for the participants and games will be played in the mornings. For more information on the league, contact Bud Nolan at 865-429-2044 or Fred Bright at 865-675-3296. For more info about these leagues, contact your local commissioner. The 2008 Commissioners List is posted at www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation.asp

• Farragut Baseball, Inc.’s Spring 2008 season sign-ups remain open for Mantle/Mack age group (ages 15-18). Forms available at Pak Mail (11803 Kingston Pike in Farragut Towne Square) or go online to download a form at www.farragutbaseballinc.com. Forms located under “handouts” section. Return completed forms to Pak Mail. For more information, e-mail farragutbaseballinc@yahoo.com or visit Web site.

• Summer Travel 14U baseball team needs players. For more info, contact coach Lynn at 865-310-6631.

• Fifteenth Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, on Fort Loudoun Lake. Event will begin at the Tellico Canal Ramp, with ease off at safe light. Tourney registration fee is $300 per boat (two man team). Pre-event registration will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 4, at Tellico Canal Ramp Pavilion. Registration forms are available at www.mcnabbcenter.org For more info, contact Emily Ledford at 865-329-9030 or eledford@mcnabb.org

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for spring sand volleyball leagues to include a Competitive Coed League and a Recreational Coed League at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Each coed team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. . Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 25. Cost of each league is $135 per team. Competitive Coed League play runs each Monday, April 7 through May 26. Recreational Coed League play runs each Tuesday, April 8 through May 27. Open Competitive League play runs each Thursday, April 10 through May 29. Payment must be received at the time of registration; Registration forms are available at the Farragut Town Hall located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from the Farragut Branch Post Office, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Ben Darnell, athletic and park coordinator, at 865-966-7057. Registrations also being accepted for summer and fall leagues.

• Tryouts for 9-and-under traveling competitive baseball team’s 2008 season are now being accepted. Call Greg Monger at 865-591-1534 or Don Simpson at 865-388-3467. 

• Officials with U.S. Transplant Games’ Team East Tennessee, an Olympic-style competition for recipients of life-saving transplants, is currently scouting for athletes, volunteers and sponsors to participate in the bi-annual Games, to be held July 11-15 in Pittsburgh, Pa. To become involved as an athlete, call the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee at 865-688-5481 in Knoxville; or visit the Web site: www.kidneyetn.org.

• Loudon County Habitat for Humanity invites women golfers to play the Tennessee National Golf Course Monday, April 7. Team registration forms available at www.loudoncountyhabitat.org. Click on “Habitat golf” to download the registration form, or to find out about event sponsorship packages. For more info, call Loudon County Habitat office at 865-640-5578.

 

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